Tokens, The

Also known as Margo, Siegel, Margo (The Tokens), Tokens
Members of Tokens, The: Hank Medress, Jay Siegel, Joe Venneri, Mitch Margo, Neil Sedaka, Phil Margo
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thetokens.com/

Discography of Tokens, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) 2 Audio 1961 RCA
2 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) 2 Audio 1980 RCA
3 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio 1961 RCA Victor
4 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 4 Audio 1999 Itwhy
5 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio 1961 RCA
6 La Bomba 2 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
7 Hear The Bells / A-B-C, 1-2-3 2 Audio 1963 RCA Victor
8 Portrait Of My Love / She Comes And Goes 2 Audio 1967 Warner Bros. Records
9 I Hear Trumpets Blow / Don't Cry, Sing Along With The Music 2 Audio 1966 B.T. Puppy Records
10 Both Sides Now 12 Audio 1970
11 The Lion Sleeps Tonight / B'Wa Nina 2 Audio RCA
12 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio RCA Victor
13 Wimoweh!!! The Best Of The Tokens 20 Audio 1994 RCA
14 Wishing / A Bird Flies Out Of Sight 2 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
15 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 4 Audio 1961 RCA
16 Back To Back 14 Audio 1967 B.T. Puppy Records
17 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 4 Audio 1972 RCA Victor
18 The Three Bells (The Jimmy Brown Song) 2 Audio 1963 B.T. Puppy Records
19 He's In Town 2 Audio 1964 B.T. Puppy Records
20 She Let's Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning) 2 Audio 1969 Buddah Records
21 14 Famous Folksongs 14 Audio 1976 RCA
22 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio RCA
23 I Hear Trumpets Blow 12 Audio 1966 B.T. Puppy Records
24 You're My Girl / Havin' Fun 2 Audio 1964 B.T. Puppy Records
25 It's A Happening World 13 Audio 1967 Warner Bros. Records
26 Go Away Little Girl-Young Girl / I Want To Make Love To You 2 Audio 1969 Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
27 The Three Bells (The Jimmy Brown Song) 2 Audio 1963 B.T. Puppy Records
28 B'wa Nina (Pretty Girl) / Weeping River 2 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
29 Don't Worry Baby 2 Audio 1970 Buddah Records
30 He's In Town 2 Audio 1964-11-00 Fontana
31 The Riddle / Big Boat 2 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
32 Nobody But You / Mr. Cupid (Don't You Call On Me) 2 Audio 1965 B.T. Puppy Records
33 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio Buddah Records
34 Wheels 12 Audio 1964 RCA Victor
35 Sylvie Sleepin' / A Message To The World 2 Audio 1965 B.T. Puppy Records
36 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 4 Audio 1999 Itwhy
37 Grandfather / The Banana Boat Song 2 Audio 1968 Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
38 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) 2 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
39 The Lion Sleeps Tonight / B Wa Nina 2 Audio 1975
40 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio Buddah Records
41 Come Dance With Me / Doom Lang 2 Audio 1978 Goldisc
42 I'll Always Love You / Tonight I Fell In Love 2 Audio 1961 Warwick
43 The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2 Audio RCA Victor
44 The Lion Sleeps Tonight / B'Wa Nina 2 Audio RCA
45 Intercourse 17 Audio 2003 Beatball
46 I Hear Trumpets Blow 2 Audio 1966 Fontana
47 We The Tokens Sing Folk 12 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
48 Till / Pour Man 2 Audio 1968 Warner Bros. Records
49 Four Plus / I Love My Baby 2 Audio 1964 Oldies 45
50 Tonight I Fell In Love / He's In Town 2 Audio Radio Active Gold


The Tokens were formed in 1955 by [a=Hank Medress]. The original band included [a=Neil Sedaka], but it was not until Medress reassembled the group in 1960, with brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and lead vocalist [a=Jay Siegel], that they really hit the big time. By 1967 they had scored nine charting records (including the number one smash hit 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'), as well as having written, produced, and sung literally hundreds of recordings. The group's versatility reached its apex when they signed with Warner Bros where they recorded two albums 'It's A Happening World' and 'Intercourse'. But with no chart action from the group in 1968, Warner Bros. rejected the second album, which The Tokens then released independently.


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